GROUP AEGEAN PACKAGES

2 DAY – 1 NT GROUP EPHESUS PACKAGE BY OVERNIGHT BUS OR FLIGHT FROM ISTANBUL AND OTHER AREAS

DAY 1: ISTANBUL – IZMIR – KUSADASI/SELCUK/SIRINCE
Transfer (optional) to the airport for flight to Izmir. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi, Selcuk or Sirince.

DAY 2: EPHESUS, HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY AND ARTEMIS TEMPLE – IZMIR - ISTANBUL
8:30 - 9.00 Departure. Today we tour Ephesus, which was one of the largest and most interesting ancient cities of Asia Minor. The tour of Ephesus includes the Library of Celsius, Temple of Hadrian, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater. (Terrace Houses are optional and extra). We will also view the Isabey Mosque which is a beautiful example of Selcuk architecture. In the afternoon will visit the carpet cooperative weaving center to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand and also see a fashion show at a leather outlet center. Finally, we visit the house where the Virgin Mary allegedly spent her last days, and the remains of the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Return around 16:30. Transfer to the Izmir airport and flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer (optional) to your hotel. B. L.


3 DAY – 2 NT GROUP EPHESUS AND PAMUKKALE PACKAGE
BY OVERNIGHT BUS OR FLIGHT FROM ISTANBUL AND OTHER AREAS FROM PAMUKKALE YOU MAY CONTINUE TO FETHIYE FOR A VISIT OR BLUE CRUISE

DAY 1: ISTANBUL – IZMIR – KUSADASI/SELCUK/SIRINCE
Transfer (optional) to the airport for flight to Izmir. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi, Selcuk or Sirince.

DAY 2: EPHESUS, HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY AND ARTEMIS TEMPLE
8:30 - 9.00 Departure. Today we tour Ephesus, which was one of the largest and most interesting ancient cities of Asia Minor. The tour of Ephesus includes the Library of Celsius, Temple of Hadrian, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theater. (Terrace Houses are optional and extra). We will also view the Isabey Mosque which is a beautiful example of Selcuk architecture. In the afternoon will visit the carpet cooperative weaving center to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand and also see a fashion show at a leather outlet center. Finally, we visit the house where the Virgin Mary allegedly spent her last days, and the remains of the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Return around 16:30. Overnight in Kusadasi, Selcuk or Sirince. B. L.

DAY 3: PAMUKKALE AND HIERAPOLIS – DENIZLI - ISTANBUL
8.00 – 8.30 Departure. We will drive through the Meander Valley and arrive in Pamukkale, which has been a thermal spa center since before the Roman era. We visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, which is said to have been founded by King Eumenes II of Pergamon. We visit the great Roman baths, the Temple of Apollo, the well-preserved theater and the fascinating Necropolis. St. Phillip is associated with Hierapolis. We will also visit the calcium terraces and pools for which Pamukkale is named “Cotton Castle”. It is possible to bathe in the sacred Roman thermal pool with ancient columns (an extra fee is due) or you will have some free time at the terraces or to explore more on your own. Transfer to the Denizli airport and flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer (optional) to your hotel. B. L.

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INCLUDED:
Accommodation in hotel category of your choice
Meals as mentioned only (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
Main museum entry fees
Transport in non-smoking vehicles with prof. English speaking guides on tours
Izmir and Denizli Airport transfers

NOT INCLUDED: International or domestic flights, Istanbul airport transfers, drinks, tips to guide and driver and items of a personal nature.  

OPTIONAL:  2 x Istanbul airport transfers 90 EUROS total - up to 3 passengers (Valid for Istanbul Ataturk Airport only), additional nights in Istanbul. Overnight bus tickets